Iron Maiden, Motley Crue Lead Fan Votes at Cleveland’s Rock Hall


Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden performing live.

Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden – Story by Anne Erickson, photo by Ken Settle

Iron Maiden and Motley Crue are the two acts fans want to see in the Rock Hall, followed by Pat Benatar and Blink-182, among others

It’s no secret that the Rock and Roll Fall of Fame has a reputation for inducting acts that, well, aren’t really in the rock category. The Rock Hall honors all genres, and that can leave rock and metal fans scratching their heads at some of the picks, including artists such as Whitney Houston and LL Cool J.

Now, a fan poll at the Rock Hall show what acts museum visitors to the museum want to get the honors. So far, Iron Maiden and Motley Crue have the most votes. A visitor to the museum shared the poll on Twitter with a photo that shows the number of votes for acts that haven’t been inducted yet.

After years of being eligible, Iron Maiden were nominated with the latest collection Rock Hall nominees, but the British metal giants didn’t make the cut. Another influential metal band, Judas Priest, has been nominated twice but has yet to receive the honor. On the other hand, some major rock acts have been inducted their first year of eligibility, such as Foo Fighters and Nirvana.

Maiden was No. 2 in the poll from Rock Hall visitors, while the top honor went to Motley Crue. Other acts in the top 10 include Pat Benatar, Blink-182, Dave Matthews Band, Dolly Parton, Weezer, Cher, Styx and Boston, in that order.

In other news, Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx recently spoke with Audio Ink Radio about the band’s longevity. When asked what’s kept the band together for so long, Sixx said he had no idea. “I think we are on the plane, it’s on fire, we’re heading towards the mountain, we’re going to crash and burn and then, next thing you know, we’re on another world tour, and we’re together, and we’re getting along like brothers,” Sixx said. “Then, it changes again. We’ve been through so many versions. I think now that we’re getting older…we’re just happy to play together. (Laughs).”

Posted by Anne Erickson | Metal, Music, Rock, Rock News

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